All bias aside, WA is the greatest state in Australia and you don’t have to look too far to see why—endless beaches, a stunning outback, amazing produce and sun, glorious sun.
While we know we’re preaching to a converted audience, we thought it would be best to let you know of some killer discounts on all the best experiences our state has to offer.
Here are nine ways to make your summer the best (not to mention thriftiest) ever.
#1 Release Your Inner Kidult
Picture an adult-friendly giant trampoline theme park. Whether you’re looking to let loose or unleash some serious parkour skills on the joint, both ends of the spectrum are catered for at Bounce—plus everything in between. There’s a Free Bounce section where you can bounce to your heart’s desire as well as the Big Bag, which is basically a mega whoopee cushion that doesn’t deflate on impact. For those of you partial to a little harmless competition, we’ll see you at the Dodgeball Arena for a (friendly) game of dodge. Keen for a 10% off discount? Click here.
#2 Bring Back Date Night
These days a night on the couch watching Netflix is a lot more appealing than forking out $100 on date night at the cinema. But what if we told you every cinema in Perth offers discounted tickets and vouchers? You'll never have to miss out on a new release on the big screen—you just have to know your in.
#3 Go Bush Or Beach
An almost perfect weather score makes camping (and glamping) one of the best things to do in our sunny state. Whether you’re living large chalet style at Karri Valley or opting for the full camping slog in Exmouth, there’s a discount waiting for you right here. And while you’re exploring the best that WA has to offer, why not tack on another amazing bucket list item (discounted of course), like skydiving, four wheel drive tours and orca watching.
#4 Escape To The Best Fair Isle
Rottnest is hands down one of the best places in WA. Is there anything better than a 360-degree beach (practically), the most adorable marsupials in all the lands and a killer bakery to fuel your lazy days? What about getting there and back and saving at the same time? Well, that certainly makes it better.
#5 Treat Yourself To A Show
Rewind six years and Perth’s entertainment scene was pretty bleak. Flash forward to now and RAC Arena has changed the game dramatically, bringing some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. But did you know you can get access to a slew of VIP perks including dedicated entry to avoid the crowds, half-price bottled water and special ticket offers? You know what to do.
#6 Swim With Sea Mammals Or Sharks
If diving with the gentle giant mammals off the beautiful Ningaloo Reef is not on your bucket list, you need to get your priorities in order. Depending on the season you can spot whale sharks, humpback whales and manta rays doing their migration dance. If Ningaloo’s a bit too out of the way for you, why not have a wild encounter with a dolphin off Rockingham or swim with the sharks at AQWA?
#7 Catch Waves No Matter The Conditions
Surfing is one of the best (not to mention free) pastimes in WA, but sometimes the tides are not playing in our favour. Enter: Aloha Surfhouse, where the waves are endless and the surf is always up. Once you’re done in the water you can dry off on the climbing walls. There are over 20 and you don’t need a buddy to spot you thanks to the auto belay which will catch you if you fall.
#8 Check Out Some Natural Wonders
From Karijini to the Stirling Ranges, WA is packed with natural wonders that must be seen once in your life. And it's not just those on land, the living marine stromatolites of Hamelin Pool, sea lions at Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and tropical seashells on Eighty Mile Beach also wow. To sweeten the deal, get 50% off WA National Park Passes here.
You’ll find all these discounts and more right here, all thanks to RAC's Member Benefits.
Image credit: Neal Pritchard
Editor's Note: This article was produced in partnership with RAC. To find out more about who we work with (and why!), read our editorial policy here.